The Morning Buzz | Why White and Black Americans Are Divided on What Ferguson Means for the Country

In today's Buzz, why it's so hard for white people to understand Ferguson, the Supreme Court moves closer to addressing same-sex marriage, Compton allows school police to carry semiautomatic rifles, racial gaps in health outcomes narrow but remain wide, and Christian conservatives believe they're in a "Babylonian exile." … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | New PRRI Survey Reveals Americans’ Views on Unaccompanied Children at the Border

In today's Buzz, PRRI releases a new survey on unaccompanied children at the border, more women start to embrace firearms, some CEOs may not be worth their pay, the Chinese government cracks down on Christian churches, women with higher education than their husband are no longer at higher risk for divorce, and Americans are increasingly likely to say that Barack Obama is the worst president in recent memory. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Are Obama and the Democrats to Blame for the Immigration Crisis?

In today's Buzz, PRRI Research Director Daniel Cox explains why Millennials won't venture back into the culture wars, Colorado's attorney general says the state is in "legal chaos" over same-sex marriage, some blame Obama and the Democrats for the immigration crisis at the Southwest border, and an Alabama man fights for the right to carry his gun to the polls. … [Read more...]

Reasons for Increasing Support for Same-sex Marriage in the South

On its home page, The Atlantic features a piece by PRRI CEO Dr. Robert P. Jones, "The South’s Stunning Embrace of Gay Marriage," which explores the growth in support for same-sex marriage in Dixieland. In the South overall, support for same-sex marriage has risen dramatically during the past decade, from 22 percent in 2003 to 48 percent in 2013. … [Read more...]

Opponents of Same-Sex Marriage Use Controversial Research to Make Case for Michigan Ban

Today's Morning Buzz covers continued controversy surrounding same-sex marriage, a major scale-down of the U.S. Army, and the death of the oldest known survivor of the Holocaust. … [Read more...]

TSA Reports 20 Percent Increase in Number of Guns Found on Travelers in 2013

Today's Buzz covers the effect of reality television on teen pregnancies, how marijuana plantations in California could be harming the state's salmon population, and the origins behind some popular Jewish surnames! … [Read more...]

Utah Officials Appeal Judge’s Ruling Allowing Same-Sex Marriage to U.S. Supreme Court

Today's Buzz covers same-sex marriage in Utah, the Boy Scouts new competition, and a five-minute mash-up of the year's biggest songs! … [Read more...]

13 Top Religion and Politics Findings from 2013

It's been an exciting year for research on politics and religion, with key new data emerging on hot-button issues like same-sex marriage, immigration reform and raising the minimum wage, and on important groups such as the Tea Party, Hispanics, and Catholics. As originally posted on "Figuring Faith," my blog at The Washington Post, here are the Public Religion Research Institute’s top 13 findings from 2013! … [Read more...]

PRRI’s Top 13 Findings on Religion and Politics from 2013

Today's Buzz covers PRRI's key findings from the year, American Catholics' views on hot-button social issues, and the man with the biggest name in history! … [Read more...]

American Psychological Association Says Gun Violence is Public Health Issue

Today's Buzz covers the Virgin of Guadalupe, recommendations for addressing gun violence, and the ramifications of increasing the minimum wage. … [Read more...]


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